Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announced today that Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer Gregory P. Rustowicz will participate in and host investor meetings at the CJS Securities 12 th Annual New Ideas for the New Year Conference at the Four Seasons in New York on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Columbus McKinnon’s presentation will be available on the Company’s web site at http://www.cmworks.com on January 11, 2012 and archived there for 90 days following completion of the presentation. About Columbus McKinnon Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, and rigging tools. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its web site at http://www.cmworks.com.